Missing teeth are common issues that we see in our patients. Not only can it cause many problems related to your bite, but it can drastically change the way you speak and eat. Furthermore, missing teeth can be linked to dangerous health issues that affect your overall health. This post will explore the benefits of dentures and how you can get confidence back in your life.
The professional team at Pearl District Dental of Portland, OR, proudly serves the local community with premium dental care services, creating customized dentures that help restore the health of your teeth and the quality of life in your daily activities.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are removable appliances that are custom-made to replace missing teeth. They can replace a few missing teeth or an entire arch of teeth. Dentures are usually made of acrylic resin and can be attached to the remaining teeth or held in place by suction.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures have many benefits, including:
- Aesthetic: Dentures can restore your smile and give you a youthful appearance.
- Functional: Dentures can improve your ability to chew and speak correctly, improving your overall quality of life.
- Confidence: Dentures can give you the confidence to smile and speak in public without feeling self-conscious.
Taking good care of your dentures is essential to keep them clean and in good condition. Remember to clean them daily and to visit us regularly for review and adjustments.
Types of Dentures
There are two main types of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures.
- Complete Dentures: Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing. They can be conventional dentures or immediate dentures. Traditional dentures are made after the remaining teeth have been removed and the gums have healed. Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be placed immediately after removing the remaining teeth.
- Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. They are attached to the remaining teeth with clasps or other attachments.
Your Partner in Dental Excellence
Dentures can be an excellent solution for people with missing teeth. They can improve your appearance, function, and self-confidence. If you’re interested in dentures, talk to your dentist to see if they’re right. Remember to take good care of your dentures to keep them clean and in good condition.
During your next consultation with the skillful team at Pearl District Dental of Portland, OR, you can be sure you receive the appropriate care and guidance you and your loved ones deserve.